tax system


A Free Public Conference on: What is a fair share of taxes?

Feb 14, 2013
Concordia’s School of Community & Public Affairs
2149 Mackay St.
Montreal , QC
45° 29' 50.496" N, 73° 34' 48.6336" W
Quebec CA
During last year's protests, students were told by Charest that they were not contributing their fair share. What is a fair share and who's not really making a fair contribution to the public coffers?
Feb 1, 2013
Photo: Alan Grinberg/Flickr

Canada's bloated 1%

Toby Sanger
Statistics Canada's release on the escalating incomes of the top 1 per cent gained a lot of media coverage -- and also provoked some very defensive reactions by major organs of the Canadian media.
Jan 23, 2013
Photo: PianoWow/Flickr

The dubious case for casinos

Marc Lee
Gambling has long been with us, from poker parties and hockey pools through to lottery tickets and horse racing. But casinos are a form of gambling that has seen a massive expansion.
Sep 14, 2012
Figure 3 of Mintz's and Chen's report

Do corporate tax cuts really pay for themselves?

Andrew Jackson
A new paper argues that "corporate tax reductions of more than 30 per cent since 2000 have, contrary to the critics' cries, failed to make an appreciable dent in tax revenues."
Jun 29, 2012
General Strike posters, Montreal. Photo: Rob Caballero/Flickr

Canada's Mean Test: Myths behind neo-con madness

Erika Shaker
The righteous angst of the "I did it all myself/you owe me/what about my break?" constituency finds political traction in the mainstream media, but the substance behind the myths is, well, lacking.
Jun 26, 2012
Tax forms. Photo: Canadian Pacific/Flickr

Freedom from government services on tax freedom day

David Macdonald
Well, well, another misinformed tax freedom day has come and gone on June 12. To mark the occasion this year, I took a look at several items that Canadians are "free of" at various points.


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